Varja Balžalorsky Antić
In its goal to grasp the subject in the poem, Lirski subjekt ('The Lyrical Subject') poses the classical question of literary theory concerning the lyrical subject. What kind of subject can we speak of when we speak of the subject in a poem? What is its relation to other forms of subjectivation that we go through in our lived experience? This departure enables two kinds of readings of the book: as an attempt to reconceptualise the lyrical subject as the basic notion of the theory of the lyric, on the one hand, and, on the other, as a discussion of some of the key chapters of literary theory as such as well as of other theories that are relevant for a reconstruction of the theory of the lyric. As such, Varja Balžalorsky Antić’s book marks the beginning of an endeavour to develop a truly novel theory of the lyric.
paperback 15 × 21 cm 307 pages